Edinburgh:Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church of Scotland, North transept

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The Nativity

Window of three round headed lancets.

This window depicts the Nativity scene.
Lancet 1:
This window depicts an angel appearing to shepherds announcing the birth of Jesus Christ.
Lancet 2:
This window depicts the Holy Family, angels and two worshiping Kings.
Lancet 3:
This window depicts the Holy Family fleeing to Egypt with two cherubs.

Lancet 1:
‘Unto you is born a Savior.’ (Luke 2:11)
Lancet 2:
‘The life was the light of men’ (John 1:4)
Lancet 3:
‘His own received Him not’. (John 1:11)

Lancet 1:
‘Born in Glasgow/ 25th February 1849; Ordained 16th September 1875.’
Lancet 2:
‘To the Glory of God and in Grateful Memory of/the Rev. Lewis Davidson DD./ For Twenty Eight Years Minister of this Church./ Erected by the Congregation.’
Lancet 3:
‘Inducted to Mayfield/ 6th March, 1884, Died at Canne. 3rd February 1919. ‘

(Information provided by “The Mayfield Salisbury Windows- ‘Thy Story in Glass’.” Dr. Elizabeth Cumming 2010).

Oscar Paterson (1863-1934) - was born in the Gorbals in Glasgow. He trained in London at City and Guilds Institute in London and apprenticed as a Stained Glass technician and artist. After a successful time in London, Paterson returned to Glasgow in 1913 and continued creating work for very many notable interiors. At his peak it is said that Oscar Paterson was the most significant glass artist in Britain after Edward Burne Jones, and received more acclaim then any other Glaswegian glass artist of the period.


Related Records:  
Who: Paterson, Oscar (Artist/Designer)
What: Church of Scotland
Where: 18 West Mayfield, Edinburgh, EH9 1TQ
When: 1912 (installed)
Jul-12 (photograph taken)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-769-036-C
Project Ref:
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 3 x 2m
Subject/Keywords: Nativity, virgin Mary, Jesus Christ, baby Jesus, Joseph, lamb, sheep, shepherd, angel, wings, choir, angels, stable, kings, magi, Flee, Egypt, donkey, palm tree, flying angels
Event: Rev. Lewis Davidson DD by the Congregation (In memory of)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez